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LINCOLN, Neb. - Asked on Monday if Iowa is a rival, Nebraska players didn't exactly seem that fired up about the notion.

Ameer Abdullah:
"Definitely, we want to make it a good game every year. This is a new rivalry but being border states, you can really feel it growing more and more each year. With each year that passes, I feel the rivalry getting strong and I'm just happy I'm a part of it and hopefully we can bring the Heroes Trophy to Lincoln again this week."

Ron Kellogg III
"There's a trophy, so I guess it's a rivalry. I didn't know it was. I'll just assume it's a rivalry for your columns you have to write, so yeah, it's a rivalry."

Michael Rose
"We're playing for a trophy, so I guess it's a rivalry. Geographically, it makes sense, and culturally too, with both states having a blue-collar mentality. There are a lot of similarities. I don't know what really constitutes as a rivalry, but it's a game on our schedule and we need to be ready to play."

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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